[Bioforum] Call for papers for the 11th International Workshop on Learning Classifier Systems

Jaume Bacardit via bioforum%40net.bio.net (by jaume.bacardit from nottingham.ac.uk)
Thu Dec 20 09:48:02 EST 2007

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         11th International Workshop on Learning Classifier Systems

                           to be held as part of the


                    July 12-16, 2008 (Saturday-Wednesday)
                         Renaissance Atlanta Hotel
                         Atlanta, Georgia, USA
                         Sponsored by ACM SIGEVO

                 PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR WORKSHOP: March 26th, 2008

                              Workshop Website:

The Eleventh International Workshop on Learning Classifier Systems (IWLCS
2008) will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Sunday, July 13, 2008 
during the
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2008), July 
12-16, 2008.

Originally, Learning Classifier Systems (LCSs) were introduced by John H.
Holland as a way of applying evolutionary computation to machine 
learning and
adaptive behavior problems. Sine then, the LCS paradigm has broadened 
into a framework that encompasses many representations, rule discovery
mechanisms, and credit assignment schemes. Current LCS applications 
range from
data mining, to automated innovation and the on-line control of cognitive
systems. LCS research includes various actual system approaches: While
Wilson's accuracy-based XCS system (1995) has received the highest 
and gained the highest reputation, studies and developments of other 
LCSs are
usually discussed and contrasted.

Advances in machine learning, and reinforcement learning in particular, as
well as in evolutionary computation have brought LCS systems the necessary
competence and guaranteed learning properties. Novel insights in machine
learning and evolutionary computation are being integrated into the LCS

Thus, we invite submissions that discuss recent developments in all 
areas of
research on, and applications of, Learning Classifier Systems. IWLCS is the
event that brings together most of the core researchers in classifier 
Moreover, a free introductory tutorial on LCSs is presented the day 
before the
workshop at GECCO 2008. Tutorial and IWLCS workshop thus also provide an
opportunity for researchers interested in LCSs to get an impression of the
current research directions in the field as well as a guideline for the
application of LCSs to their problem domain.

Submissions and Publication

Submissions will be short-papers up to 8 pages in ACM format. Please see 
GECCO 2008 information for authors for further details.

All accepted papers will be presented at IWLCS 2008 and will appear in the
GECCO workshop volume. Proceedings of the workshop will be published on
CD-ROM, and distributed at the conference. Authors will be invited after 
workshop to submit revised (full) papers for publication in the next
post-workshop proceedings volume (scheduled for 2009), in the Springer
LNCS/LNAI book series.

All papers should be submitted in PDF format and e-mailed to:

Important dates

    * Paper submission deadline: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
    * Notification to authors: Wednesday, April 2, 2008
    * Submission of camera-ready material: by Friday, April 18, 2008
    * Conference registration by Monday, April 21, 2008
    * Workshop date: Sunday, July 13, 2008


- Organizing Commitee

    * Jaume Bacardit, University of Nottingham (UK). E-mail: 
jaume.bacardit from nottingham.ac.uk
    * Ester Bernad-Mansilla, Universitat Ramon Llull (Spain). E-mail: 
esterb from salle.url.edu
    * Martin V. Butz, Universitat Wurzburg (Germany). E-mail: 
mbutz from psychologie.uni-wuerzburg.de

- Advisory Committee

    * Tim Kovacs, University of Bristol (UK)
    * Xavier Llor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)
    * Pier Luca Lanzi, Politechnico de Milano (Italy)
    * Wolfgang Stolzmann, Daimler Chrysler AG (Germany)
    * Keiki Takadama, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
    * Stewart Wilson, Prediction Dynamics (USA)

Further information

For more details, please visit the workshop website at:

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